Local Attractions & Tourist Hot Spots

Samuel Johnson said that when a man is tired of London he is tired of life. We believe that if a man, woman or child is bored in East Grinstead then they are also tired of life.


The diversity of things to do in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas is quite remarkable. Whether it is participating in team sports or just watching, or it is outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing or yachting; simple or gourmet eating; culture or chilling out with a glass of wine, we have it.

And when it comes to shopping we have it as well. East Grinstead is not one of the many ‘cloned British high streets’ – our shops are diverse and many privately owned.

If you are interested in history then East Grinstead has it in bucket loads! Medieval buildings, stage coaching, smuggling, munitions for Nelson’s fleet, steam railways and more recently the development of reconstructive (plastic) surgery pioneered by the world renowned surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe during WW2.


Upcoming Local Attraction Events


sun19sep9:00 am5:00 pmToy and Rail Collectors FairBluebell Railway9:00 am - 5:00 pm

wed22sep8:00 pm10:00 pmJosh Widdicombe: Watching Neighbours Twice a DayChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

sat25sep7:30 pm10:00 pmJohn McCuskerChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sun26sep7:30 pm10:00 pmCara DillonChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

thu30sep7:30 pm10:00 pmThe Carpenters ExperienceChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


fri01oct7:30 pmsat02(oct 2)9:30 pmJim Davidson - UnlockedChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (2)

mon04oct7:30 pm10:00 pmJohn Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be RightChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

tue05oct7:30 pm11:00 pmEG Jazz ClubChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

wed06oct8:00 pm10:00 pmTony Stockwell - Psychic MediumChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri08oct(oct 8)9:00 amsun10(oct 10)5:00 pmGiants of Steam Autumn GalaBluebell Railway9:00 am - 5:00 pm (10)

sat09oct7:30 pm10:00 pmRave On - The Rise of Rock and RollChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sun10oct2:00 pm4:00 pmConChord Big Band presents... Back in the Swing!Chequer Mead Theatre2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sun10oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe West End Cabaret ClubChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri15oct8:00 pm10:00 pmSuzi Ruffell - Dance Like Everyones WatchingChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

sat16oct(oct 16)10:00 amsun31(oct 31)5:00 pmThe Gruffalo’s Child at WakehurstWakehurst Place10:00 am - 5:00 pm (31)

sat16oct7:30 pm10:00 pmTheatre Cabaret: Women in RockChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sun17oct8:00 pm10:00 pmEmily Atack Has Left The GroupChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

thu21oct(oct 21)7:30 pmfri22(oct 22)9:30 pmRising Stars Theatre Company presents... Simply MusicalChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (22)

sat23oct8:00 pm10:00 pmKerry Godliman - BoshChequer Mead Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

tue26oct7:00 pm10:00 pmWrestle ForceChequer Mead Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Check out our directory listings below for local attractions & tourist hot spots and find out more about the many things to do in and around East Grinstead.

EGBA Member

East Grinstead Museum

Summary: Come and find out about the history of East Grinstead and the surrounding area, and discover the role East Grinstead played in life changing plastic surgery during the Second World War.
Old Market Yard,, Cantelupe Road, RH19 3BJ
Telephone: 01342302233
EGBA Member

East Grinstead Town Council

Summary: The Town Council consists of 19 councillors who represent 7 wards. Each year the council elects from their number a Town Mayor. The Council conducts its business through four programme committees: Planning Public Services Amenities and Tourism Finance and General Purposes The Planning Committee [...]
East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT
Telephone: 01342 323 636
EGBA Member

Bluebell Railway

Summary: The Bluebell Railway is a heritage railway and popular tourist attractions, running steam train services between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park.
Bluebell Railway RH19 1EB
Telephone: 01825 720800

Gotwick Horse Drawn Carriages

Summary: Enjoy our Signature ‘Champagne Horse Drawn Carriage Drive Experiences’ in the ‘enchanted forest’ just a stone’s throw from the town. A unique, sensory experience as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ancient woodlands and hidden [...]
Holtye Road RH19 3PW
Telephone: 07990 593161